Weekend update and the beauty of fall

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Last Monday’s blog was about how miserable I was with my reflection, and I decided that some things about my weekends need to change (as a start). So how did I do?
Positives
• Friday night dinner was leftovers – no eating out and no wasting food!
• Discussed with husband goal to eat out only ONE meal on Saturday and Sunday as opposed to our usual 2. He agreed.
• Success on the above both days!
• Went to the gym on my lunch hour on Friday – I usually take Fridays off
• Saturday went to a restorative yoga class
• Sunday took my dog for a long walk and worked in the yard
Room for Improvement
• Beer drinking both Friday and Saturday. Goal to get to one day then maybe none???
• Ate meat at all 3 meals on Saturday. Had planned on at least a meatless lunch but time crunch led to nuking a leftover chicken burrito. Need easy and quick meatless options.
• Sunday ate 2 meals with meat. Need to cut down to one or none. More planning needed.
• No meditation Saturday or Sunday. Some mantra during restorative, but need to develop routine on weekend and schedule.
• Would like to do 2 yoga classes on the weekend and only got in one. Need to schedule them to make sure I fit them in.
Overall, not bad. I have identified what I need to work on and have the tools to do so.
On a different note, the fall season has me absolutely in AWE with the amazing colors. We have been lucky overall with our weather and it has been sunny and the reds, oranges, and yellows are breath-taking. It is really inspiring me to get out and enjoy it. I am putting off any thoughts of the white stuff and enjoying the present.
The cool nights are also inspiring the hubs and I to use our firepit that was built over 2 years ago. What a magical thing it is watch the fire dance. And looking up into the sky on Friday night I could see the moon playing peek-a-boo as the clouds rolled by. The sky was lit up somewhat eerily and I could just make out the shapes of the trees as the wind made them dance. I had some great old songs playing and I was just soaking it all in. Such a gift.
We have yet another full moon tomorrow, and perhaps I will write about it on Wednesday. For now, here is a little ditty about autumn for you to enjoy.​
October’s Party
by George Cooper
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came–
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.
The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly “hands around.”

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